1: And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: -- 2: Who doth make me as [in] months past, As [in] the days of God's preserving me? 3: In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk [through] darkness. 4: As I have been in days of my maturity, And the counsel of God upon my tent. 5: When yet the Mighty One [is] with me. Round about me -- my young ones, 6: When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock [is] with me rivulets of oil. 7: When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat. 8: Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen -- they stood up. 9: Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth. 10: The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved. 11: For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth [to] me. 12: For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper. 13: The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing. 14: Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice. 15: Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame [am] I. 16: A father I [am] to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out. 17: And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey. 18: And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.' 19: My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch. 20: My honour [is] fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed. 21: To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel. 22: After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop, 23: And they wait as [for] rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide [As] for the latter rain. 24: I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall. 25: I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners he doth comfort.